California Hedge Fund Association Earns Top Spot as Largest and Most Active Regional Industry Platform in the U.S.

Since its inception in 2010, the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) has added over 800 members to become the industry's regional focal point for individuals who work for hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, and other asset management firms that are generally considered to be "alternative" or "liquid alternative."

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“I am honored to continue to serve alongside our returning board members and to welcome our newest board members,” said CHFA President Jason Gerlach

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

Over the past five years, the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) has become a highly regarded non-profit, member-based organization and has remained true to its core mission of fostering the growth and development of the hedge fund and alternative investment community in California through advocacy of sound business practices, events, resources, outreach, and educational programs. In the past year, CHFA hosted and co-presented more than 25 well-attended educational and outreach events and saw its membership soar to over 800 making it the largest regional industry platform in the country.

On August 1, 2014, the CHFA Board of Directors elected its officers and directors for the coming year. “I am honored to continue to serve alongside our returning board members and to welcome our newest board members,” said CHFA President Jason Gerlach. The CHFA's newest board members are Kathlyne Kiaie of SailingStone Capital Partners LLC and Rachel Roth of Citco Fund Services. Renewing board members are: Jason Gerlach of Sunrise Capital; Christopher Ainsworth of U.S. Trust; Bob Robinson of BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Marc Wolf of KPMG; Art Zwickel of Paul Hastings; Jay Gould of Pillsbury; Robin Fink of Jefferies & Co.; Jim Lopiccolo of Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.; and USC financial economist Lee Michael Swartz.

“In the years ahead, as a board we will work to offer our members frequent educational and outreach events designed to bring value and the greatest return on investment for the time and energy committed by current and future generations of industry professionals," said Gerlach.

CHFA will continue to offer its popular series of invitational Thought Leadership Dinners, where a coveted ticket to these intimate roundtable gatherings leads one into a thought-provoking facilitated discussion focused on the most current topics in the hedge fund industry. In addition, CHFA's offerings include a strong line-up of frequent webinar presentations by industry experts.

CHFA's solid relationships and partnerships with hedge fund leaders and providers of the industry's most prestigious events has resulted in CHFA being positioned to offer its members access and registration discounts to some of the most well-known industry events. Upcoming events include: Context Summits West in Dana Point, CA on September 29; HedgeWorld West in Half Moon Bay, CA on October 6; the Irish Funds Industry Association Roundtable in Los Angeles on October 9; Context Summits Liquid Alternatives in Las Vegas on October 14-16. A complete list of CHFA hosted events and membership information is available at: http://www.calhedgefund.org.

ABOUT THE CHFA: The California Hedge Fund Association is a leading non-profit membership organization fostering the growth and development of the hedge fund and alternative investment community in California through advocacy of sound business practices, events, resources, outreach, and educational programs.